Simple Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe
Strawberry pie is one of my favorite pies. This recipe is simple and straightforward, except that it requires some overnight cooling - but it is worth waiting.
Ingredients for strawberry pie crust:
- 4 egg yolks,
- 170g (6 ounces) of margarine, preferably vanilla flavored,
- 100g (3.5 ounces) of sugar,
- 250g (9 ounces) of cake (smooth) or all-purpose flour,
- 1 baking powder.
Ingredients for strawberry pie cream:
- 4 egg whites,
- 3 glasses of yogurt (540g - 19 ounces),
- 2 glasses of sour cream (20% milk fat - 360g - 13 ounces),
- 150g of sugar,
- 5 tablespoons of flour (70g - 2.5 ounces).
- 600g (21 ounces) of fresh strawberries,
- cake topping, fine sugar, chocolate chips etc.
In suitable pot, combine the egg yolks, margarine, sugar, flour and baking powder - mix until the dough is smooth enough for rolling with rolling pin. Roll the dough until it is around 5mm (roughly 1/5 of an inch) thick and put it into the pie pan (25 cm - 10 inches in diameter) - trim excess dough from the edge.
In second pot, put egg whites and beat them until snow is formed.
In another pot, combine sugar, yogurt, sour cream, flour with egg white snow and mix them thoroughly.
Pour the cream onto the pie crust and bake everything on 170°C (340°F) for an hour in preheated oven.
When pie is done, let it settle for few hours and then refrigerate it over night.
In the morning, make a strawberry juice using 100g (3.5 ounces) of strawberries, mix the juice with cake topping (can be bought as general cake topping in small pouches) and boil them for few minutes (cake toppings differ, so does their cooking time).
Put the rest of the strawberries (500g) on the pie custard and pour the topping over the strawberries. Again, let it settle down and cool in the fridge for hour or two.
Note: if strawberries are too large, cut them into smaller pieces.
Also, some fine sugar, cocoa powder or even chocolate chips can be added onto the pie topping.
Strawberry pie can be served with even more strawberries, chocolate covered strawberries, other berries, some whipped cream etc. Only sky is the limit :)